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Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Whether you love ordering a chicken salad from Chick-Fil-A or grabbing a Panera salad for lunch, there’s nothing better than a delicious mix of veggies and chicken. But there’s no reason to order a take-out salad when you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price! This grilled chicken cobb salad recipe is the perfect combination of veggies and protein. And the best part is that you can customize the ingredients to suit your own tastes every time you make it.

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What Do I Need to Make Chicken Cobb Salad?

Making a fresh cobb salad at home is so easy, you’ll never get a take-out salad again once you try this recipe! One of the best parts about this simple salad is you can prepare it with just a handful of basic supplies. Make your own chicken cobb salad with these ingredients:

Overhead view of ingredients for Chicken Cobb Salad.

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How Do I Make Chicken Cobb Salad?

Prepare a restaurant style cobb salad at home with just a few minutes of prep work using this simple recipe! All you have to do is follow these quick steps.

Step One: Prepare the Ingredients

The hardest part about making this salad recipe is prepping all the ingredients! Start by cutting up the chicken thighs, cooked bacon, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, and avocado into bite-sized pieces. After that, rinse and dry the spinach and spring mix. Set each of the ingredients aside until you’re ready to mix your salad.

Cobb Salad Ingredients in a glass bowl.

Step Two: Mix the Dressing

Once you have all the salad ingredients prepped and ready to go, it’s time to make the dressing. Add the Dijon mustard, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and olive oil to a medium bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until the dressing is smooth and well combined.

Step Three: Assemble the Salad

In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and spring mix. Add the chicken, bacon, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, avocado slices, and blue cheese to the bowl and toss to mix everything together. Pour the salad dressing over the top of the salad and mix one last time. Serve the salad immediately.

Pouring dressing on the Chicken Cobb Salad.

What to Serve with Chicken Cobb Salad?

Once you have your salad ready to go, it’s time to enjoy your fresh meal! And since this salad recipe is packed with veggies and protein, it’s a full meal all in one bowl! But if you want to add even more flavor to your lunch or dinner, why not add some sides to your salad to round out the meal? Try serving these recipes alongside your salad to create a delicious meal for your family.

  • Sliced French bread
  • Baked potatoes
  • Potato soup
  • Rolls

How Do I Store Chicken Cobb Salad?

This fresh salad is best enjoyed right after you make it. If you don’t think your family will eat the entire salad, its best to set aside the vegetables and toppings without the dressing. The longer the dressing sits on the spinach and lettuce, the more the leaves will begin to wilt and become soggy.

To store leftover salad, place the salad ingredients (without the dressing) in an airtight container. After that, you can transfer the extra dressing into a separate airtight container. When stored properly, the salad will stay good for up to three days.

Chicken Cobb Salad served on a plate on a marble counter top.

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe Ideas

One of the best parts about making your cobb salad at home is that you can change up the ingredients to suit your family’s preferences. Try these substitution ideas to create a delicious salad that everyone in your family will love.

  • Try different chicken. Chicken thighs add tons of flavor to your salad, but they’re not the only option when it comes to preparing a cobb salad! You can use grilled chicken breast, shredded rotisserie chicken, or even sliced chicken tenders.
  • Use different cheese. Crumbled blue cheese is the most popular option when it comes to making a cobb salad. But you can incorporate any type of cheese into your salad. If you want to stick with crumbled cheese, try using feta in place of blue cheese. Or you can mix any variety of shredded cheese into your homemade salad.
  • Mix in different vegetables. Add even more flavor your homemade salad with more vegetables. You can round out your salad by mixing in any of your favorite veggies, including chopped bell pepper, diced red onion, sliced carrots, romaine lettuce, cucumber slices, chopped broccoli, or corn kernels.
  • Top your salad with a different dressing. Making your own salad dressing is a great way to infuse homemade flavor into your salad. But if you’re short on time, you can also top your lunch with a premade dressing. Try using a classic vinaigrette to top your salad for a more traditional option. Or use your favorite ranch, Italian, honey mustard, or French dressing.

Overhead view of Chicken Cobb Salad.

Overhead view of Chicken Cobb Salad.

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 441kcal


  • 5 cups spinach and spring mix
  • 2 cooked chicken thighs sliced
  • 4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 hard boiled eggs halved
  • 1 avocado quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled

For the dressing:


  • Prep: Cut up the chicken, bacon, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado as directed. In a small bowl, mix together all dressing ingredients. Rinse and spin dry the spinach and spring mix.
  • Assemble: In a large serving bowl, combine the spinach and spring mix, chicken, bacon, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, avocado slices, and blue cheese. Pour desired amount of dressing over the salad and mix. Serve immediately.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg
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